CogitAsia

A weekly download from the CSIS’s Asia experts on policy and trends in the region.

17:58 2019-01-22
In this episode, we focus on the Indian state of Bihar. Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi – a key leader in the BJP – and Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary of Health for Bihar – the state’s head technocrat in the health field – sat dow...
30:49 2018-11-01
In this episode, we discuss energy cooperation in the U.S.-India relationship. Achieving two diverging goals for energy engagement in the relationship – deepening and broadening renewables cooperation while India is importing U.S. oil and gas – will ...
20:32 2018-10-12
In this episode, we discuss the current state of China’s financial system. China’s credit sector has expanded dramatically over the course of China’s unparalleled economic rise, yet now faces key problems that may impact overall economic stability...
14:37 2018-09-27
In this episode, we discuss conflict resolution and development in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland. The long-running insurgency in Nagaland looks to be drawing to a close following conclusion of a framework for a peace agreement in 2015 between th...
29:56 2018-09-05
In this episode, we review the Asia-related sections of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, and explore Congress’s role in framing U.S. policy toward Asia. Returning to the podcast to unpack these topics are Dr. Michael Green, Japan C...
41:45 2018-06-25
In this episode, we assess China’s engagement with multilateral institutions and global governance. Joining the show to track China’s transition from institutional outsider to cautious observer to international insider in global governance are Dr. Sc...
50:54 2018-05-29
In this episode, we tackle Japan’s relationships with the European Union and Russia in tandem. How will BREXIT affect EU-Japan and Japan-UK relations? What does the new EU-Japan FTA deal mean for the Japanese economy? Will Japan ever regain control of ...
22:26 2018-05-24
In this episode, we discuss the future of defense innovation in the U.S.-Japan alliance with the specter of a rising China on the horizon. CSIS 2018 Strategic Japan Fellow Dr. Satoru Mori, a professor at Hosei University in Japan, joins AEI Research Fell...
23:01 2018-05-03
In this episode, we assess the decline of democratic governance, human rights, and rule of law in several Southeast Asian countries ahead of key elections in 2018 and 2019. CSIS Southeast Asia Program Deputy Director Brian Harding joins the pod to analyz...
21:09 2018-04-24
In this episode, we provide context for the inter-Korean summit and analyze the prospects of a Trump-Kim summit. CSIS Korea Chair experts Dr. Sue Mi Terry and Lisa Collins join to chart the whirlwind developments on the peninsula since early February, de...
46:12 2018-03-28
In this episode, we analyze the origin and impact of a Sino-American trade war. As the trading relationship between Washington and Beijing spirals into conflict and protectionism, we are joined by two CSIS experts, Matthew Goodman, Simon Chair in Politic...
15:05 2018-03-05
In this podcast, we talk with Kaiser Kuo, longtime China technology watcher and practitioner, and co-host of the Sinica podcast. In an environment where Xi Jinping is president for life, understanding China’s approach to emerging technology, innovation...
35:16 2017-11-20
In this podcast, we take a deep dive into the outcomes of the Chinese Communist Party’s 19Party Congress.  Now that the dust has settled following Xi Jinping’s resounding win, we turned to two leading China-watchers to analyze the implications for ...
31:47 2017-11-06
In the 10 years since China’s first successful anti-satellite test, the vulnerability of essential U.S. space systems has been underscored and competition in outer space has resumed. How has the United States responded? What are the implications for st...
15:12 2017-09-25
In this episode we discuss the complicated political picture in Myanmar for Aung San Suu Kyi after 18 months in office and the humanitarian tragedy in Rakhine state. Former U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell joins to dissect what is happening on t...
36:14 2017-08-02
In this episode we discuss altering the U.S. policy approach to the South China Sea. Where does the South China Sea rank in the pecking order of U.S. policy interests? How much risk should America be willing to take over these disputed waters? These are...
21:00:00 2017-07-27
In this episode we discuss maritime coercion in the Asia Pacific. Chinese actions in maritime Asia have led to a great deal of concern and commentary since disputes in the East and South China Seas have come to the forefront in recent years. CSIS’s Asi...
21:00:00 2017-07-17
In this episode we discuss power and conflict in Southeast Asia with Michael Vatikiotis. While inter-state conflict has been minimal in recent years, countries around Southeast Asia face challenges in the form of unresolved insurgencies, simmering ethnic...
21:00:00 2017-06-21
In this podcast, a joint production of CSIS’s CogitAsia and the China Innovation Policy Series (CIPS), we explore how China’s tech innovation drive fits into the country’s wider economic picture. To gain a sense of whether the Chinese government’...
21:00:00 2017-06-13
In this episode we tackle Japan-South Korea collaboration on security issues. To gain insight on the complicated nature of Japan-South Korea security ties, we sat down with Dr. Junya Nishino, a 2017 CSIS Strategic Japan Fellow. Dr. Nishino discusses the ...
21:00:00 2017-06-05
In this episode, we dig into China’s technology innovation efforts and explore how China has become the tech workshop of the world. To give context to China’s efforts to innovate in technology, Dr. Scott Kennedy, director of the CSIS Project on Chine...
21:00:00 2017-05-11
In this episode we explore how Japan’s relations with Southeast Asia have expanded from economic engagement and development assistance to also include security collaboration and maritime capacity building. To discuss the dynamics of Japan-Southeast Asi...
21:00:00 2017-05-02
This week we take a deep dive into relations between two key U.S. allies -- Japan and Australia. CSIS Strategic Japan Fellow Dr. Tomohiko Satake and CSIS Senior Adviser Andrew Shearer join to discuss the drivers for closer cooperation between Tokyo and C...
16:41 2017-04-19
In this episode, we explore India’s energy efficiency efforts. Dr. Kartikeya Singh, Deputy Director of the CSIS Wadhwani Chair, discusses some of the ways India’s state governments are saving electricity with Saurabh Kumar, Managing Director of Ener...
21:00:00 2017-04-04
In this episode, we look at U.S.-China relations ahead of the first summit between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. Longtime China hand Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of History at the University of California-Irvine, joins the ...
21:00:00 2017-03-13
Ties between Washington and Manila have been on a downward trajectory since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016. In this joint podcast with the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, we assess how these two allies will get on in the e...
21:00:00 2017-03-01
On March 11, Indian legislative assembly election results from five states — Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh — will be announced to the public. Nearly 240 million Indians reside in this group of states alone. Policies the newl...
21:00:00 2017-01-17
Political developments in South Korea, the United States, and North Korea are all shaping up to affect the Korean Peninsula in 2017. CSIS Korea Chair Dr. Victor Cha joins to discuss President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment, the Trump administration’s Ko...
21:00:00 2017-01-11
The death of longtime Thai King Bhumipol Adulyadej and the succession of his son, King Vajiralongkorn, marks the beginning of a sensitive period in Thai politics entering 2017. Murray Hiebert, Deputy Director of the CSIS Southeast Asia Program, joins the...
21:00:00 2016-12-07
In this episode, we focus on healthcare innovation in India. Dr. Sunil Wadhwani, founder of the WISH Foundation, sat down with CSIS Senior Fellow Richard Rossow to discuss his organization’s unique and innovative work with primary healthcare clinics in...
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